A few pretty novelties. Premet has made a black velvet dress with an edging of paste diamond lace. Philippe et Gaston put large diamond squares on white Georgine crepe.
Getting ready for Deauville. The parsienne is already enjoying foretastes of the idyllic delights of country life.
This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
Costumed Empire people at a masked ball at the Paris Opera 1804. Illustration by Jean-Francois Bosio. Composition pour le “Journal des Dames”.
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the mad French king Charles VI.
France. Peasant woman costume from the surroundings of Neuwiller-lès-Saverne (Département Bas-Rhin), 1801.
LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE. Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787.
A Lady and a Gallant. France 1795.
Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
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